Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Get Relief from Ankle Pain

Ankle pain points out to any type of pain or discomfort in the ankles. This pain could be caused due to an injury, like a sprain or by a medical condition such as arthritis. An ankle sprain is one of the most common causes of ankle pain. Once healed, the sprained ankle is sometimes permanently weaker and less stable than the other ankle.

What causes ankle pain?
A sprain is the most common cause of ankle pain. Also, ankle pain can be caused due to:
  • Arthritis, specifically osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Nerve damage or injury, such as sciatica
  • Blocked blood vessels
  • Infection in the joint

When to see a doctor about ankle pain?
A doctor must be consulted when you can't put weight on the ankle and the joint looks disfigured. This means that the ankle is broken. If the ankle makes a popping sound when it is moved, you should consult a doctor.

Long term solution for ankle pain:
A sprained ankle will mostly heal on its own. However, a sprained ankle is weakened and more prone to be sprained again. A severe sprain will require surgery. Osteoarthritis is considered as chronic and painful condition. Nothing can be done to completely eliminate the ankle pain associated with arthritis or keep it from returning.

How to prevent ankle pain?
Pain caused by medical conditions, such as arthritis, cannot be prevented. Still, the following can be done to avoid sprains and other lifestyle-related injuries to the ankles:
  • Wear the type of shoes that fit well and provide ample ankle support.
  • Avoid wearing high-heeled shoes
  • Stretch the ankles and legs before exercising or any heavy physical activity.
  • Always wear ankle support gear while doing activities that strain the ankles.
  • Lose weight and be fit to reduce the stress on the ankles

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